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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Wasoko is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services that were previously unavailable. Wasoko aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary. Thousands of retailers a...
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    Software Engineer, Backend Developer

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Build stable, documented and encapsulated API clients for the Wasoko API
    • Work with internal innovation clients and our Wasoko API to explore new innovative business models and user experiences that build on top of our data and our physical sensors, agent and vehicle infrastructure.
    • Choose the right automation tool for the lifecycle of the project, whether experimentation tools, data scripting, open-source prototypes & more, where maintenance is minimal and the building is D.R.Y
    • Inspire teams to think more ambitiously through demo-first experiences leveraging your experience i.e.. incorporating assumptions you expect to be challenged after the demo towards the final product
    • Incubate and hand over low-maintenance technology to the core product development team once product-market fit is established or on-track


    • 6+ years of experience in the software development cycle
    • Strong knowledge of cloud technologies like AWS/Google Cloud/Azure
    • Naturally curious and constantly improving, has a make-myself-obsolete mentality
    • Demonstrable portfolio & heavy involvement in end-to-end platforms
    • Experience going from zero to very usable technology prototypes (including data mining) to settle debates while there is attention and momentum is still there.
    • Comfortable working with front-end, back-end & DevOps with good enough functionality, but where one area stands out from the market average?
    • Comfortable reusing, improving and troubleshooting someone else’s code, including open-source platforms and frameworks in newer/older languages
    • Established a set of tools to allow you to work quickly with new technology & user personas e.g. Docker for deployment, VWO for browsing playback
    • Epic communication skills and empathy for users, junior engineers and product teams, including not taking yourself and your suggestions too seriously
    • Passion and drive for solving problems, hacking processes and sharing your successes to inspire a hacking culture that seeks & celebrates automation
    • Demonstrable creativity with an emphasis on developing innovative solutions that leapfrog complex root problems with multiple symptoms and no clear answer.

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